Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Spring is in the Air!! Three Challenges in One!

Hi Stampers!!

I wanted to create a card using The Paper Players PP138 Sketch Challenge and decided to create a card for Stampin’ Up! Only SUO67 Spring is in the Air Challenge using the colors from this week’s CCMC244 Create with Connie and Mary Challenge.  Hopefully, if you have not already done so, you will take the time to visit each site- the Design Teams and other entries are fabulous!!

To create this card:

Ink the floral image from Summer Solstice using Not Quite Navy (NQN) Classic Ink and stamp onto a piece of retired Bella Chateau Designer Series Paper (Marina Mist swirl).  Color the area around the flowers with a NQN Stampin’ Write marker and a Daffodil Delight marker for the centers.  Mount onto Whisper White and again onto NQN cardstock, add the ½” Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon with the button (I added a few strips of NQN cardstock as faux stitching).

Using a brayer, lightly apply Marina Mist Classic Ink onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Stamp over the brayered cardstock using the Netting Background Stamp with NQN Classic Ink.  Mount this image onto NQN cardstock and again onto the Whisper White card base.
Create the banner using NQN Designer Series Paper (DSP) and add a NQN cardstock layer and mount again onto Whisper White.  Use the 1 3/8” Square Punch to create the banner points on all of the layers.  

Cut around the edge of a Tea Lace Paper Doily and use Sticky Strip behind the banner to layer the Paper Doily edge.  Mount the banner strip to the card per the sketch layout. 

Stamp the butterflies from Summer Solstice using NQN Classic Ink and use the Bitty Butterfly Punch to punch out the butterflies.  Stamp the sentiment from Elements of Style, carefully cut around the image and mount using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.  Add the Pearls to the butterflies to finish off the card.    

Revised version without the button-
Stamp Sets: Summer Solstice, Netting Background, Elements of Style

Ink: Not Quite Navy, Stampin’ Write Markers—Not Quite Navy, Daffodil Delight

Paper:  Whisper White, Not Quite Navy, Not Quite Navy Designer Series Paper

Accessories:  Tea Lace Paper Doily, 1 3/8” Square Punch (for banner points), Bitty Butterfly Punch, Button Latte (retired), ½” Daffodil Delight Seam Binding, Pearls

I decided to revise the card and removed the button- which one do you prefer?

Thanks again for stopping by- have a wonderful week!


Heidi Baks said...

Wow, lots of lovely details going on here. Love the doily on the edging, and the emerging color style stamping. Thanks for joining SUO Challenges this week.

Mary Brown said...

Absolutely STUNNING Julie! LOVE how the yellow just pops! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Deb said...

Wow! This is a show stopper! I love all the beautiful details and techniques that you used here! What a fabulous idea to stamp the flowers on dsp and then color around the images! Love it!! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Connie said...

Wow, such a striking card! Love the flowers pop thru the background ink. Pretty bow and the butterflies look real! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Carolyn Lindenmayer said...

A lot of techniques used here Julie, love the idea of stamping those flowers over the Dsp

Anonymous said...

So many great details in this card. I especially love the way you created the flowers by stamping over designer paper. Thanks for sharing your creation with SUO Challenges.

Jaydee said...

Gorgeous, Julie. I love the stamping over the DSP. I love the colors. It's a fabulous card and I'm so glad you shared it with the Paper Players this week

stampwithsandy said...

Julie, what a work of art! Love how you stamped the flowers on DSP and colored with markers. Stunning result. Thanks for playing along with us this week at The Paper Players!

Julia said...

Amazing creation. We would love to see it, at Crafting By Designs, our current challenge is Anything Goes with a Twist: Vintage Spring and/or Spring and your project is perfect. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent. Hugs,


Terry said...

Beautiful card, Julie. I love the combination of challenges. Happy Easter!

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